The 5th Wave

5 Jun

9780399162411B.JPGI’m going to stray from my program idea postings today to let you know about a 2013 book that I just finally got the chance to read – The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.  My co-worker came it talking about the book and how she couldn’t put it down all weekend, so I snagged a copy and did pretty much the same thing.  At 457 pages, it’s not a small book, but it really is a quick read.  For all those teens looking for dystopian societies (i.e. The Hunger Games) this is definitely a book to offer them.

Cassie Sullivan was one of the lucky (or unlucky) ones depending on how you look at it to survive an alien attack.  The first wave took out all electronics with an electromagnetic pulse, then came the 2nd wave, the 3rd wave, and the 4th wave.  Cassis trusts no one and is on a mission to be reunited with her younger brother.  With her “trust no one” mantra repeating over and over again in her head, she meets Evan Walker and must choose between the help and safety he offers and her personal mantra and quite possibly between life and death.  Fast paced with perfectly timed flashes to the past, The 5th Wave is a must-read.

The best part – The Infinite Sea (2nd installment) is being published in September!  You definitely need to share these chilling book trailers with your teens!  Check out Rick Yancey’s website for more information about the book, reviews, and more about the author!

Title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: 2013
Page Number: 457 pgs.

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One Response to “The 5th Wave”

  1. beckyginther June 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Adding it to my (now really, really long) list to read!

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